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WOOL ON COTTON

This material is the most preferable because it is durable and easy to dye. In the production of wool yam, wool from sheep is used . The best wool is obtained from the shoulder and back of the sheep. The sheep are generally shorn once a year in spring; this wool is called spring wool, which consist of long fibers. The long fibers are very important for the production of quality wool. The woolen thread for rugs is produced either by 6 hand spinning or by machine in factories. The most preferable is the hand-spun method. The traditional tools which are used for obtaining Kirman (hand-spun wool) are spindles and spinning wheels. Rugs produced from threads using this method are considered most typical of the region.

   The wool which is shom from the back of the sheep is dirty and has to be washed first, either ,in rivers or under running water from the tap. Afterwards the wool must be spread out and left to dry. Once the wool is dry, it will be teased and combed. Then the longest fibers are selected and spun by hand. The strongest threads for rugs are obtained in this manner.
The wool threads are used to make the skeleton (warp), weft and pile of the rugs.

COTTON:

   When weaving carpets,cotton is not used for the pile. Ordinary cotton is used for the warp and weft threads for the rug. This cotton produced in Anatolia is the second best quality in the world, the first being Egyptian cotton

 


 

 

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